Sharing your favorite passages from an e-book is pretty easy. Just highlight the text and click to share. But there’s a big difference between reading a passage and hearing it read by a great actor or passionate author. With an update to the Audible app coming out today, Amazon is trying to make it as easy to share audiobooks as it is to share e-books.
The new “Clips” feature lets users save up to 45 seconds of an audiobook to share with friends or even just to take note of a favorite passage.
To use the feature, listeners tap the new “+Clip” button in the Audible playback screen. The last 30 seconds of audio are automatically selected and users can choose exactly the passage they want to save.
The clip can be shared with a unique link, and the recipient doesn’t need the app or an account to listen. Obviously, Amazon also makes it easy to buy the audiobook that the clip comes from.